Chubby Gets Jiggy at HP Party for Tablet PC
Attendees rocked out in the Big Apple's Hudson Theater as rock legends Gary U.S. Bonds, Chubby Checker and the Shirelles helped Hewlett-Packard launch its Compaq Tablet PC last week.Attendees rocked out in the Big Apples Hudson Theater as rock legends Gary U.S. Bonds, Chubby Checker and the Shirelles helped Hewlett-Packard launch its Compaq Tablet PC last week. The audience was also treated to host Dick Clark, of "American Bandstand" fame, quizzing HP execs on music trivia. "Who knew company Prez Michael Capellas knew so much about the Jackson Five," cackled the Kitty. The crowd really cut loose when Chubby Checker invited them on stage with him as he performed "The Twist." The Furball interpreted Capellas movements as something closely resembling the twist, but it was HP CEO Carly Fiorinas bump dance with Checker that drew cheers from the crowd. Later, when Fiorina asked the audience, "Is this a sexy product, or what?" El Gato was pretty sure it had been the dancingnot the demothat prompted an audience member to yell back, "Youre sexy, Carly!"
Frequent fliers may soon find the phrase "The pilot has asked that you turn off all electronic devices" replaced with "The captain has OKd Internet access." At least on overseas flights, anyway. It seems Lufthansa, using Connexion by Boeing, successfully sent the first e-mail via a broadband Internet connection during a flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Washington.